The Platy

Common Name: Platy

Latin Name: Xiphphorus variatus

Origin: Eastern Mexico

Temperature: 75-80°F (23-27°C)

Ease Of Keeping: Extremely easy

Aggressivness: peaceful, though males may chase females

Lighting: anything

Adult Size: 2.5 inches 6.5 cm

Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon

Feeding: vegtable matter and occational meat

Spawning Method: livebearer

Platies are the best beginner fish! Colorful, friendly and their water quality forgivness make these guys the best.

A more advanced aquarist could possibly breed a new variety.